What's On

Performances, events and more from Access All Areas

 
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MADHOUSE re:exit

Tuesday 13th March - Wednesday 28th March 2018 at Shoreditch Town Hall

Inspired by a refusal to be silent, and a history of being ignored, 5 learning disabled artists take us on a wondrous adventure underground.

As they tear back the walls to their lives, past and present spin together in a powerful expression of what it feels like to be a person with a learning disability today.

“Defiantly different” – The Guardian on Access All Areas

Familiarisation and touch tours:

  • Friday 16th March at 4pm
  • Tuesday 20th March at 5pm
  • Monday 26th March at 5pm

You can download the Easy Read visual guide for the show here.

BSL performance: Monday 26th March, 8.30pm

Access All Areas is committed to ensuring that each audience member is respected as an individual, with their own access needs, communication styles, and self-identification, by ensuring that all access requirements are met.

To ensure that the performance is as accessible for you as possible, please let us know if you have any access requirements by using the Access Booking Form.

Access information will be treated as confidential and used only to ensure needs are met.

Post-show talks:

We will be running post show talks at the end of each performance on:

14th March - hosted by Access All Areas

21st March - hosted by Mencap

26th March - hosted by Mencap

Any one with a ticket to the show is welcome to attend.

Talks will last 20 minutes and will take place in the 'Waiting Room'.

Information for schools, advocacy and community groups:

Want to go deeper into the MADHOUSE? 

Access All Areas is offering free workshops exploring the themes and legacy of the production, for groups of up to 10 participants with learning disabilities. 

Co-facilitated by learning disabled trainers, workshops last approximately 60 minutes, are designed to be accessible for all and can take place at your venue. 

Please contact helen@accessallareastheatre.org for more information and to book.

 
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Has Institutionalisation Ended?, a symposium and performance at Shoreditch Town Hall

Monday 19th March, from 10:30am

Access All Areas and Baroness Sheila Hollins invite you to a symposium on the history of institutionalisation of people with learning disabilities, alongside a performance of MADHOUSE re:exit at Shoreditch Town Hall.

The symposium seeks to raise public awareness and debate on the effects that isolation and confinement has on people with learning disabilities.

It will question the 'history' of institutionalisation, asking whether the closure of long-stay hospitals has ended institutionalisation, or if contemporary isolation at home has similar physical and mental effects. 

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Please Note, by Imogen Roberts at Steakhouse Live @ Toynbee Studios

Sunday 25th February, 12pm – 9pm

Requests and Complaints from Under the Whether

An installation performance by Imogen Roberts as part of the forthcoming MADHOUSE re:exit performance by Access All Areas at Shoredtich Town Hall in March 2018

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MADHOUSE re:exit

Thursday 17th May - Saturday 26th May, Week 53, Manchester

Inspired by a refusal to be silent, and a history of being ignored, 5 learning disabled artists take us on a wondrous adventure underground.

As they tear back the walls to their lives, past and present spin together in a powerful expression of what it feels like to be a person with a learning disability today.

“Defiantly different” – The Guardian on Access All Areas

Looking for something from the past? View our archive of performances and events here.